When Will Electric Cars Go Mainstream? It May Be Sooner Than You Think

By BRAD PLUMER July 8, 2017 As the world’s automakers place larger bets on electric vehicle technology, many industry analysts are debating a key question: How quickly can plug-in cars become mainstream? The conventional view holds that electric cars will remain a...

Court Blocks E.P.A. Effort to Suspend Obama-Era Methane Rule

By LISA FRIEDMAN July 3, 2017 WASHINGTON — Dealing another legal blow to the Trump administration, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency cannot suspend an Obama-era rule to restrict methane emissions from new oil and gas...

Mayors, Sidestepping Trump, Vow to Fill Void on Climate Change

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ June 26, 2017 MIAMI BEACH — Meeting in a city confronted daily with the issues of rising seas and climate change, the United States Conference of Mayors approved resolutions on Monday to urge the federal government to rejoin the Paris climate...

White House Memo: 16 Years Later, Bush’s Climate Pact Exit Holds Lessons for Trump

White House Memo By PETER BAKER June 4, 2017 WASHINGTON — The new president decided that the international climate change agreement negotiated by his predecessor was a job killer that sacrificed American sovereignty. So he pulled the United States out while much of...

How G.O.P. Leaders Came to View Climate Change as Fake Science

By CORAL DAVENPORT and ERIC LIPTON June 3, 2017 WASHINGTON — The campaign ad appeared during the presidential contest of 2008. Rapid-fire images of belching smokestacks and melting ice sheets were followed by a soothing narrator who praised a candidate who had stood...